Deirdre Shesgreen reports:
House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama may not be on the best of terms these days. But that doesn’t mean the West Chester Republican let Obama’s birthday pass without sending a gift.
After all, when Boehner turned 63 last November, Obama sent him a pricey bottle of red wine.
So what did Boehner buy for the world’s most powerful leader—and his party’s most ardent foe—when Obama turned 52 on Sunday?
“A little taste of his hometown.” That’s according to Montgomery Inn, a favorite Cincy restaurant, which said Boehner sent Obama a gift basket yesterday with Montgomery Inn ribs, Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce and Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip ice cream.
“We hope our ribs can help to foster a more bipartisan atmosphere in Washington, if only for a day,” said Evan Andrews, Montgomery Inn’s vice president.
Boehner’s spokeswoman, Brittany Bramell, said the speaker “thought about including Skyline Chili, as well, but knew the president had it recently, and wanted to introduce him to some other Cincinnati favorites.”
Boehner did include a note in the gift basket, but no word on what it said. And the White House hasn’t yet responded to our question about whether Obama enjoyed the ribs and ice cream. We’ll update if we find out!